I wasn't sure where to post this; I figured that my sciatic pain has been the most bothersome issue I've had lately so I decided to post here.
As a background, my MRI & treatments are all listed below. I don't think I need to go into my whole story.
My question has to do with my most recent stint with the Medrol DosePak. I had my most recent ESI on Nov 13th and exeperienced minimal relief but then experienced some of the most excruciating spasms & leg pain four days later (on a Saturday) with new left leg & foot numbess. The following Monday (last week) I was saw my pain mgmt doc and was prescribed another Medrol DosePak I started feel the effects by that evening and I have been feeling good ever since. I'm not 100% pain free, still have lower back ache and upper back/shoulder pain from compensating for the lower back issues. However, my leg spasms and pain are almost non-existent. My numbness still persists with perhaps a smidge of improvement, have had some burning around the numb areas in my foot.
I have an appointment to meet with my NS next Monday and I would feel stupid showing up to see him without the pain that I'm going to see him for. My gut tells me just to keep the appointment and get his input anyway. My boyfriend reminded me that I've felt good for short periods of time then had it come back with a vengeance over these last two months so he wants me to keep it.
My understanding is that the relief is temporary, but how temporary? I've never had this happen before. The severity of this pain has been equal to, if not worse, than the pain I had two years ago with the first L4-L5 herniation. Now, all of a sudden, its almsot gone! I know not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but its kind of weird!
Just looking to see if anyone else has had this happen? Anybody with a similar experience?